Loreto, Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count17
Postal code8507
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)1,462.74 km2 (564.77 sq mi)
Population (2015)42,501
Density (2015)29 / km2 (75 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 11' North, 125° 51' East (8.1856, 125.8538)
Estimated elevation above sea level26.3 meters (86.1 feet)

Loreto is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 1,462.74 square kilometers or 564.77 square miles which constitutes 14.64% of Agusan del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 42,501. This represented 6.07% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.64% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 29 inhabitants per square kilometer or 75 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Loreto has 17 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Binucayan6.54%2,7813,605-22.86%-4.82%
Johnson3.37%1,4331,547-7.37%-1.45%
Kasapa4.09%1,7383,122-44.33%-10.55%
Katipunan1.24%525677-22.45%-4.73%
Kauswagan5.75%2,4452,18212.05%2.19%
Magaud7.80%3,3142,30343.90%7.18%
Nueva Gracia5.34%2,2701,92817.74%3.16%
Poblacion15.02%6,3846,456-1.12%-0.21%
Sabud10.28%4,367779460.59%38.85%
San Isidro3.77%1,6011,5324.50%0.84%
San Mariano5.67%2,4112,709-11.00%-2.19%
San Vicente5.09%2,1632,227-2.87%-0.55%
Santa Teresa5.47%2,3252,3240.04%0.01%
Santo Niño2.56%1,0881,221-10.89%-2.17%
Santo Tomas9.08%3,8593,6745.04%0.94%
Violanta3.39%1,4391,17422.57%3.95%
Waloe5.55%2,3582,01417.08%3.05%
Loreto Total42,50139,4747.67%1.42%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Loreto for the fiscal year of 2016 was 256,405,187.05.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009142,511,876.24
2010150,790,078.465.81%
2011163,603,280.058.50%
2012158,605,065.02-3.06%
2013180,217,787.4613.63%
2014203,358,395.8212.84%
2015232,667,188.6714.41%
2016256,405,187.0510.20%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Loreto is 5 to 9, with 5,949 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 176 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,019
1 to 44,834
5 to 95,949
10 to 145,279
15 to 194,432
20 to 243,679
25 to 293,172
30 to 342,637
35 to 392,313
40 to 442,082
45 to 491,941
50 to 541,587
55 to 591,221
60 to 64962
65 to 69625
70 to 74352
75 to 79241
80 and over176
Total42,501

Historical population

The population of Loreto grew from 6,248 in 1960 to 42,501 in 2015, an increase of 36,253 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.42%, or an increase of 3,027 people, from the previous population of 39,474 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,248
13,0577.48%
16,2644.51%
18,7812.92%
21,1331.19%
24,0222.43%
31,3655.89%
34,5491.34%
39,4744.97%
42,5011.42%

Location

The municipal center of Loreto is situated at approximately 8° 11' North, 125° 51' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 26.3 meters or 86.1 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Loreto are Bislig, Bayugan, Malaybalay, Tagum, Valencia, and Butuan. The nearest municipalities are La Paz, Bunawan, Veruela, Rosario, Trento, and Santa Josefa. Its distance from the national capital is 885.79 kilometers (550.40 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 885.79 kilometers (550.40 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 42,501, ranked 634 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 564.77 square kilometers, ranked 7 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 29 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,592 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.42%, ranked 1,131 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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